The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today released the timetable for the switchover to digital television. Analogue broadcasting will cease in the Mildura/Sunraysia district by the 30 June 2010.
Broken Hill in NSW and Mt Gambier, Riverland and Spencer Gulf in South Australia will turn off analogue broadcasts in the second half of 2010, and the rest of regional Victoria in the first half of 2011.
Regional Queensland, excluding remote western and northern areas, will switch-off analogue broadcasts in the second half of 2011. The major regional centres of NSW will switch-off analogue in 2012.
Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Perth and Tasmania will switch-off analogue in the first half of 2013, and Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, remote western, central and eastern Australia will be digital-only by the end of 2013.
For further information please see: http://www.minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_releases/2008/077